How do I prevent pressure ulcers?
This is a great question with more than one answer. But there is one thing all bedsores have in common: Pressure. So removing pressure is always the right thing to do first.
How do I position to reduce pressure to the sacrum?
It can be tricky to get the pressure off the back, especially when a person is having difficulty laying on the side. But the good news is, with a small investment in well designed equipment and some good instructions, it can be done.
What is so special about The BackBone™ design?
To achieve effective, comfortable and sustained pressure relief, you have to design outside the box (the straight edged, hard wedge box that is!)
The BackBone™ is specially contoured to accommodate the natural curvatures of the back, providing a cradle-like support across the entire back and buttocks while circumventing the sacral area.
But what makes The BackBone™ the most unique positioning wedge in the world is the patent pending bilateral angles. That means that 2 of the 3 sides of the wedge are the same. Why is that important? Because it makes The BackBone™ the only positioning wedge that can support under the back and buttocks, instead of to the side.
By supporting under the body, the BackBone™ is able to achieve a more gentle, stable and effective lift without slipping or “popping out” when the head of the bed is elevated.
The BackBone™ is the most versatile positioning wedge in the world. It can be used to support under the legs, float the heels, reduce sliding, and even support under the head. It can even be placed on both sides of the person to achieve offloading in the flat, supine position.
See for yourself how well the BackBone™ works. If you are not completely satisfied that The BackBone™ Positioning Wedge is the most comfortable and effective turning wedge you will ever use, we will give you your money back!